Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

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The Kindness of Strangers | Discover 3 New Films on Extraordinary People

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Check out these 3 films featuring individuals with big hearts who lived ordinary lives until they found greater self-purpose.

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The Destroyer of Worlds: A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons

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August 6 and 9, 2015, mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Commemorate the events with 3 films that explore the history of nuclear weapons.

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A Tale of Cannibalism | Watch Passage on NFB.ca

Passage (2008) presents a tragic, disturbing tale about a crew who, faced with the inescapable fate of dying of hunger, committed acts of cannibalism. Englishman eating Englishman?! Impossible, you might say. Unthinkable! But… is it?

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Music of the NFB | Discover A Vintage Vinyl

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In 1977, the NFB released an unusual item given its mandate and the nature of its activities: a vinyl record. Simply titled Musiques de l’O.N.F./Music of the N.F.B.: Volume 1, this double LP was produced in order to showcase the musical qualities of certain NFB productions.

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10 NFB Films Voiced by Famous Actors

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Sifting through our online collection, we’ve compiled this list of 10 NFB films that were narrated by famous actors and Hollywood legends.

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Friday Staff Pick | Go Behind The Music with Lonely Boy

Anyone who’s studied film will probably agree when I say: in every class, no matter what the topic, there’s always one film that sticks with you and that makes you fall in love with a genre or a director. Up to that point, I had fallen for a lot of different fiction titles but I never really cared for documentaries. However, this all changed when I fell for a NFB doc about a singing Canuck heartthrob.

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Controversial Newfoundland Politician Danny Williams in the Hot Seat

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The colourful and controversial former premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, answers 5 questions about his life philosophy and the new Danny documentary.

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Metamorphosis | Filming Begins on New Velcrow Ripper/Nova Ami Documentary

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Learn more about Metamorphosis, our upcoming Velcrow Ripper doc about humanity’s pressing need to cope with the climate crisis it has created.

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Rent 3 Hard-Hitting Docs on Mental Illness and Violent Crime

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Rent Life With Murder, NCR: Non Criminally Responsible and Out of Mind, Out of Sight, a trilogy of John Kastner docs about mental illness and violent crime.

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The Apology Revisits Issue of WWII Sexual Slavery

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Historians generally refer to them as “the comfort women,” but the term hardly begins to describe the horror they endured. Tiffany Hsiung has come to think of them as “the grandmothers.” For over five years the young Toronto-based filmmaker (above left) has been unpacking their painful and unresolved history, gradually winning the trust of women

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Fort Mac Dreamin’

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The recent dramatic drop in world oil prices may be playing havoc with economic forecasts, but it has upped the creative stakes in Working the Dream, a feature doc about Fort McMurray that has just wrapped its final shoot. Established as a 19th century fur trade post, Fort Mac is now the epicentre of Canada’s

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Debris: Disaster Movie as Art

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Beachcombing is both a job and a passion for Pete Clarkson. As a park worker on the wild and beautiful outer coast of Vancouver Island, he’s been picking up marine debris for decades – and as an intertidal artist, he transforms it into joyous and light-hearted artwork. But since 2011 he’s been confronted with a more

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